We arrived for our 3pm check-in time to find an empty manager's office. We tried to call the number on the door but Netarts has extremely spotty cell service. So we just hung out on the beach waiting for someone to come...hours later, we flagged down a housekeeper who told us the door was open! Apparently it sticks, but how were we supposed to know that? The manager offered no apologies.
Cabin 7 was just fine -- shabby but comfortable as long as you don't plan on using the hard futon for a bed. The floor is quite warped as another reviewer mentioned -- get tipsy and you feel like it's a funhouse! We loved the beach access, as did our kid and dog. The kitchenette was great. It was really exactly what we were looking for as an inexpensive beach retreat. There is an awesome bonfire area and a cute little beachfront playground.
There was a large family reunion staying there at the same time as us, so it was a pretty loud party at night. This was not really a big deal, but then around midnight someone drove up in a Happy Camp truck (the manager's son, maybe?) with a couple of drunk buddies and started LOUDLY loading wood and yelling to each other right next to our cabin. It woke all of us up. We complained the next morning when we checked out. Instead of apologizing, let alone offering us any sort of discount for the hours we spent waiting to be let in to our cabin or our lost sleep, the manager completely shrugged it off.
So, it is what it is. It's a decent price, clean, a great view, and a decent place to stay. But don't expect even a cheap motel's level of service.
- Also Known As:
- Happy Camp Hideaway Hotel Netarts